LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Helen Chamberlain at 111 years old. She was an American supercentenarian who was among the oldest living residents of Pennsylvania at the time of her death.

Helen Chamberlain was born on 16 January 1906 in Weatherly, Pennsylvania, USA.

She recalled that one of her earliest memories dates back to 1912 when she was only six years old upon hearing over the radio the sinking of the Titanic.

After graduating from high school, she studied nursing at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. She would later work there as a nurse for six years before coming back to Weatherly, Pennsylvania. Upon returning to her hometown, she worked for a physician in a private practice as a nurse.

Aged 109, with State Senator Stewart Greenleaf.
(Source: Acts Retirement-Life Communities)

Helen reportedly attributed her longevity to never getting married nor having children. In her 109th birthday in 2015, she was visited by the then-Pennsylvania State Senator Stewart Greenleaf. She was presented with a plaque at that time congratulating her on her longevity.

Helen Chamberlain passed away on 25 February 2017 in Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania, USA. She was 111 years and 40 days old at the time of her death.

For more information, please view Helen Chamberlain’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Isabelle Descôteaux at 110 years old. She was known as Sister Isabelle, a Canadian supercentenarian considered as the oldest living nun in Canada at the time of her death.

Sister Isabelle was born on 18 November 1906 in Sainte-Monique, Quebec, Canada.

She committed her life to Roman Catholic faith by entering the convent of Roman Catholic Assumption Sisters (French: Sœurs de l’Assomption). She joined in August 1933 when she was 26 years old. For decades, Sister Isabelle taught English and music with predilection to singing.

Isabelle Descôteaux on her 110th birthday. (Source: Le Nouvelliste)
On her 110th birthday.
(Source: Le Nouvelliste)

She was the second oldest nun in her convent after Judith Pinard (1898-2009). At the time of her death, she became the oldest living nun in Canada and the third-oldest nun in the country.

Sister Isabelle Descoteaux passed away on 15 September 2017 in Nicolet, Quebec, Canada, when she was 110 years old.

For more information, please view Isabelle Descoteaux’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Cecy Ryff Leivas of Brazil at age 110. She was born in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil on 5 January 1906. Ryff Leivas was a wife and a mother to two children. At the age of 105, she said there’s no secret to her longevity.

Undated. (Source: Gerontology Wiki)
(Source: Gerontology Wiki)

Ryff Leivas passed away in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, on 30 April 2016, at the age of 110 years, 116 days.

LongeviQuest congratulates Cecy Ryff Leivas’s family on her posthumous recognition.

For more information, please view Ryff Leivas’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Ichi Hatta of Japan. She was born in At 97 years old, she was listed in the longevity ranking in Isahaya’s public relations paper.

On 22 February 2018, following the death of 111-year-old Kane Mori, she became the oldest living person in Nagasaki Prefecture.

Upon her death, Tsunahei Ogawa became the oldest person in Nagasaki Prefecture.

LongeviQuest congratulates Ichi Hatta’s family on her posthumous recognition.

For more information, please view Hatta’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Kameno Katō of Japan at age 111. She was born in Japan on 20 February 1906.

In 2005, aged 99. (Source: Hikawa Town)
In 2005, aged 99.
(Source: Hikawa Town)

In September 2005, she was honored by the town of Hikawa as one of their few residents about to turn 100 years old. Katō was then featured in the Hikawa town public relations paper.

On 28 February 2017, following the death of Yoshiko Araki, she became the oldest living person in Shimane Prefecture.

She passed away in Hikawa District, Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture, Japan, on 21 July 2017. At the time of death, she was the oldest living person in Shimane Prefecture.

LongeviQuest congratulates Kameno Katō’s family on her posthumous recognition.

For more information, please view Katō’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Mary Niceswanger at 111 years old. She was born on 6 August 1906, in Penn Township, Morgan County, Ohio, USA.

Niceswanger was born to Frederick Simpson McInturf (1880-1957) and Carrie Esther Moody (1884-1969) and she grew up with her 11 siblings.

The family was living on a farm where her father raised cattle, chickens, pigs, and sheep. Mary even had a pet pig named Faye. Mary and her family always celebrated her birthday on 2 August, but they later found out that her birth certificate states that her birthday was originally 6 August.

On her 111th birthday in 2017. (Source: The News Centre)
On her 111th birthday in 2017.
(Source: The News Centre)

On 26 November 1933, she married Leonard Niceswanger whom she had one daughter with.

Her husband died on 20 November 1971 while her daughter passed away in 2010.

Mary Niceswanger passed away on 25 January 2018, in Marietta, Ohio, USA. She was survived by her son-in-law, two grandsons, two great-granddaughters, and a step-great-grandson.

For more information, please view Mary Niceswanger’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Violet Greene of the United States at age 111 years. She was born in Hillsboro, Ohio, United States on 4 June 1906 and passed away in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, on 1 September 2017.

On her 110th birthday. (Source: WKRQ)
On her 110th birthday.
(Source: WKRQ)

Mrs. Greene was a seamstress and worked in a pants factory in New York for some time. In July 1934, she got married and eventually had one daughter.

LongeviQuest congratulates Violete Greene’s family on her posthumous recognition.

For more information, please view Mrs. Greene’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Margaret Hack at 110 years old. She was a Canadian supercentenarian recognized as the oldest living person in British Columbia at the time of her death.

Hack was born in Kildonan, Manitoba, Canada, on 16 May 1906, with a maiden name of Margaret Miller Connery.

She was born to her Irish father James Connery and Scottish mother Mary Hoome.

In 1928, she married Edward John Hack and 12 years later, the couple moved to a ranch at Dead Man’s Lake. The two of them had no children during their marriage but always took care of foster children.

With her husband. (Source: Legacy)
With her husband.
(Source: Legacy)

Hack worked at a packing house for several number of years. After this, she retired and the pair moved to Osoyoos, British Columbia.

In the 1970s, Hack traveled the world with her husband by taking world cruises.

Margaret Hack passed away on 10 July 2016, in Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada.

For more information, please view Margaret Hack’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Melissa Traylor of the United States at 111 years. She was born in Mina, Chautauqua County, New York, United States on 6 February 1906, and passed away in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States on 18 August 2017. Traylor grew up on a farm that straddled the Pennsylvania-New York State border.

Undated. (Source: The Post-Journal)
Undated.
(Source: The Post-Journal)

At 18, she moved to Detroit and she pursued an education in cosmetology. She then established herself as a hairdresser for about 30 years, eventually owning her own salon. Mrs. Traylor met her husband Hoy Crittendon Traylor (1898–1975) at the Pier Ballroom, whom she married in 1927. The couple retired in the 1960s and moved to Florida where she stayed until 2006 after both of her sisters passed away. She decided to return to Erie County, New York, where her brother and many nieces and nephews lived.

LongeviQuest congratulates Melissa Traylor’s family on her posthumous recognition.

For more information, please view Mrs. Traylor’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is glad to announce the age validation of Florence Middleman at 110 years old. She was a Canadian supercentenarian considered as the oldest living person in the province of Alberta. Florence was also the oldest living Jewish woman in Canada.

Middleman was born on 13 August 1906 in Daysland, Alberta, Canada to parents Max Goldberg (1870-1943) and Mollie Goldberg (1876-1850) whom she had four brothers with.

With her brothers. (Source: The Community Press)
With her brothers.
(Source: The Community Press)

The family moved to Edmonton, Alberta in 1925. At some point, she married Harry Moe Middleman. The couple settled in Calgary and they only had one daughter.

Mrs. Middleman worked as a librarian at an elementary school until she retired at the age of 68 years old.

Florence Middleman passed away in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on 3 February 2017. At this point, she was already 110 years, 174 days old.

For more information, please view Florence Middleman’s Directory Profile here.